(1886 - 1948)
John Austen was active/lived in England. John Austen is known for book illustrator-art nouveau style.
Biography John Austen
John Austen was born in Kent, England in 1886. That's the same year as
Kay Nielsen, and both share a fascination with a style of art made most
popular by Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898). As Impressionism and Art
Nouveau were confronting and confusing the public, the "decadent" style
of Beardsley was finding its own audience. Harry Clarke, Nielsen,
Alastair, and others were enamored with the strength of line and form
and startling, solid blacks.
It wasn't until 1906 when Austen came to London, as a carpenter, that
he was first exposed to Beardsley's work. The effect it had on
him was said to be overwhelming, and he began to study art - and
Beardsley in particular. It wasn't until 1921 that he had his
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